2 Project Officer- ECDiE NGO Job Opportunities – Plan International

Organization: Plan
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Project Manager ECDiE UNICEF Project
About US:
Plan International
was founded over 75 years ago and is one of the oldest and largest children’s
development organizations (non-profit / INGOs) in the world. We work in 50
developing countries across Africa, Asia and the Americas to promote child
rights and lift millions of children out of poverty. Plan’s vision is of a
world in which all children realize their full potential in societies that
respect people’s rights and dignity. Plan is independent, with no religious,
political or governmental affiliations.
Job Summary:  The Project Officer- ECDiE UNICEF Project
participates in planning, implementation and monitoring of project activities
to achieve the set project objectives and targets. The incumbent directly
implements project supported 
interventions  to achieve the set
objectives and targets. The jobholder works closely with the relevant district
departments, civil society organizations and community teams to ensure
effective coordination and quality delivery of Integrated Early Childhood
Development in Refugee host Communities in line with the national frame work
and guidelines.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Ensures that Plan International’s global policies for Child
    Protection (CPP) and Gender Equality and Inclusion (GEI) are fully
    embedded in accordance with the principles and requirements of the policy
    including relevant Implementation Standards and Guidelines as applicable
    to their area of responsibility. This includes, but is not limited to,
    ensuring staff and associates are aware of and understand their responsibilities
    under these policies and Plan International’s Code of Conduct (CoC), their
    relevance to their area of work, and that concerns are reported and
    managed in accordance with the appropriate procedures.
  • Mobilize target communities , families and key stakeholders at
    Settlement, sub county and district level to participate in ECDiE
  • Facilitate planning, review and feedback sessions with management
    structures, lead ECD Caregivers and other frontline volunteers supporting
    ECD in the operational areas.
  • Organize and directly facilitate trainings, on job mentoring
    sessions and other capacity building initiatives for Lead caregivers, ECD
    caregivers and other Stakeholders targeted in the program
  • Prepare and submit monthly and quarterly narrative progress reports
  • Regularly collect and analyse data to identify, document and
    disseminate key learning /best practices from ECDiE and share project
    information to relevant stakeholders.
  • Identify learning opportunities for ECDiE and conduct activities to
    enhance learning for project volunteers across the communities.
  • Participate in ECDiE program /project research, assessments or
    evaluations undertaken in the operation areas as may be deemed necessary.
  • Develop strong and sustainable relationships with local and international
    NGOs, Government departments and UN bodies involved in Education/ECDiE
  • Ensure ECDiE project interventions and activities are closely
    aligned and contributing to the Plan Uganda country programs, including
    promoting and supporting integration.
  • Promote children and women’s rights and consistently pursue a
    rights-based approach to the project.
  • Ensure child protection measures are in place and functional in all
    ECDiE related activities.
  • Ensure strong internal programme integration and external programme
    coordination with relevant stakeholders.
  • Keep abreast of developments within the ECDiE field and to share
    best practice within and outside Plan Uganda.
  • Provide support to Plan teams and communities to identify and access
    resources that will enable them to meet the needs of ECDiE children.
  • Support the ECDiE Specialist and Emergency Response Manager in
    developing Concept papers/ proposals for funding opprtunities.
  • Performs additional duties as per the request of the ECDiE
    Specialist and Emergency Response Manager.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Plan International Project Officer- ECDiE
    UNICEF Project job should preferably hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree
    in Early Childhood Development, Child Development, Child Protection,
    Education, Development Studies, Social Sciences or any relevant field with
    wide demonstrated relevant experience in managing ECDiE or similar
  • Three years of professional experience in project /programme
    facilitation in the development field.
  • Previous experience and skills in the use of participatory
    approaches and rights-based programming.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in promoting child cantered
    pedagogy and child friendly school environment   Solid understanding of best practices
    in community Led approaches in the delivery of ECD programs
  • Excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in networking with other development
    partners in the field.
  • Good oral and written communication in English and local language
    where assigned  
  • Good knowledge of ICT.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified candidates should apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 26th July 2019
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